Furthur Live at Beacon Theater on 2012-04-09
New York NY
s1t02 Music Never Stopped
s1t03 Doin' That Rag
s1t04 Easy Wind
s1t05 Looks Like Rain
s1t06 Good Lovin'
s1t07 He's Gone
s2t03 Cryptical Envelopment
s2t04 All Along the Watchtower
s2t05 Cryptical Jam / The Other One
s2t06 Here Comes Sunshine
s2t07 Help on the Way / Slipknot
s2t08 Comes a Time
s2t09 Jam / Slipknot
s2t10 Franklin's Tower
s2t12 donor rap
s2t14 Casey Jones
Collection FurthurBand/Artist FurthurVenue Beacon TheaterLocation New York NYSource DPA-4021's > Marantz PMD-661Lineage WAV 2496Taped by Richie Stankiewicz
April 22, 2012
As far as I can see
Yup, still sounds good to me too. Slick Help/Slip/Comes a Time/Jam/Slip/Frank.
I really enjoyed that. Glad to see them working on a kick ass Liberty…always a favorite of mine, no doubt.
I am kind of digging the grittier, less predictable sound of this Furthur combination. I can’t tell if there is really a slower tempo phenomenon happening, or not. When we are living in the here and now, everything is relative.
Keep on rockin’ till the wheels fall off, and if you can’t pull it, you got to push it along.
P.S. I would still go see these guys play if their guitar had one string.
P.P.S. Long live peace, happiness, and music!
April 19, 2012
Good is Good
Im stoked to have the pleasure to see these guys from time to time and enjoy my favorite music performed by the artists who orginally created not just the music but the art form.
We wont have them forever. I was lucky enough to catch two of the shows after this one and all I have to say is, this show is good but they were just getting warmed up, the rest of the run was amazing. Its all good. Its like pizza , even bad pizza is good.
p.s. Love the "bat shit crazy " reference to Bobby.
April 18, 2012
Nice and Relaxing
I felt the energy as slow and relaxing. Not bad music quality but actually quite the opposite. Slower tempo's allow for more dynamic and technical playing, which at first I didn't hear proabably because they aren't use to playing quite that slow but started filling in the blanks as the show progressed. Of course they are starting a 1200 show run at the Becon Theatre. Sure wish I could make one...But me and my 7 1/2 month old son will be in Cary, NC! Want to be able to tell him when he's older that he went to a Dead show.... The music that he so enjoyed growing up and soothed his fussy butt on many occasions already and many more to come....
If nobody has mentioned to you guys before....
Thank You Thank You Thank You for dedicating your lives to us with what you have given us... so much more than music...inspiration, love, hope, family, commitment, excitement, energy and above all, a REAL good time! A way of life. The best one, without negative, together with love. You guys started a wave that has built up to unfathomable proportions that the music will never die. Thank you.
Hey, now do my best friend of over 250 shows, Joel Truit, a real big favor, US BLUES!!!! PAAAAAALEEEEEAAAAASEEE??? He's NEVER heard it! In over 250??? Wow, sucks to be him!!
Anyway, I give it 4 stars. Great musicianship, great setlist but a little slow to start, and the recording so-so. Could not stream.
April 16, 2012
I've been listening to the SBD of this for a few days now and I find the He's Gone Cassidy jaw droppingly good. I also really like the Watchtower more than any Jerry version I've heard. And the Comes a Time jam, it's sacrilege to say, is as moving as many a Jerry version (even Felt Forum 71 or Hartford 80). I really like what the band is doing. And such a well paced, dynamic & heartfelt Franklins! And while Bobby may still be crazy, his chops are wickedly prominent and exciting these days and he really seems to be thriving with JK. Everybody is firing on all cylinders.
The energy of last summer's tour was hard to top (Bethel, SPAC, Jones, and Simpsonville, come to mind as devastating examples of how good this band is), and I've worried the band couldn't keep performing at that level in the fall, but no worries, they are just getting better. If you are looking for some good shows in the fall, consider MSG, Wisconsin, St. Lou, and Indianapolis.
April 16, 2012
Just enjoy what the boys are bringing
It's so funny that people find a way to bash John (or anything post-1990 for that matter) instead of just going for the ride.
This experience has been going on for over 45 years folks! Bob and Phil are old- Jesus, the fact that they are doing it at all is unreal!
Bobby is bat shit crazy, but who cares! It's fun!
This show is average to listen to, but a blast to have attended!
April 14, 2012
perception is everything
I agree to some extent with Winsome, but not so sure they've reached the "Peter, Paul & Mary" stage yet. I was at this show, my first since fall tour, and I found myself wondering if the Furthur "arc" was winding down. They sounded kind of tired over all, and except for a few inspired moments during the 1st set He's Gone/Cassidy (which Bob cut off prematurely just before ending the 7-song set), the first set was mostly a dud. Even Easy Wind didn't reach the heights I remember from Penn's Peak '10.
The second set started off upbeat, but also kind of fell by the wayside until The Other One. Watchtower was welcome, but not as energetic as I may have liked. Help was surprisingly welcome, even though I've seen more than my share of those (12 Franklin's in 28 shows), and Slipknot in particular was stellar, especially the transition back from Comes A Time (which was not as good as the Bethel version).
The Liberty encore repeat was perplexing, and since it's never been a favorite, I was relieved to hear Casey Jones, so we could go home on an upbeat note.
Haven't been to a show since (but going tonight!), but from what I can piece together from streams and comments, Tuesday was much better overall, whereas Thursday was a disappointment (especially Bob), with Friday being, by most accounts, the best night of the run so far.
That being said, this recording is excellent, and I am enjoying it as I write this. But in all fairness, I'm giving the overall show a "3", based on comparison to their better nights (of shich I hope tonight is one!).
Whether Furthur is winding down remains to be seen, and may explain why they're stepping out with other configurations this year. After all, it's only interesting as long as it's interesting, for both the band and the audience. I still suspect we'll see a fair number of great shows from Furthur this year, but I think the pear we saw from 2010-2011 is probably past. So get out there and enjoy it while you can!
April 14, 2012
This Un Got Some Meat On The Bones.
This is a bit more like it. I’ve been checking out the shows this tour, admittedly from afar, and this is quite a bit more up to snuff from the last tour, ( which had some serious snot to it! ).
Take it as read – Phil and Bob are not spring chickens. I’m amazed, humbled, by Phil’s energy and stamina – God bless him. Straight up – I have no earthly clue what Bob’s deal is. He seems inclined to grow weirder every year.
Things to my ears, parts of this show included, are starting to become just a wee bit stately. Almost like, Chamber Dead. Too, there’s a bit of a “Peter, Paul, and Mary” gestalt creeping in that’s a little unnerving. “Hey, Kids! It’s Sing-Along Time!”, ( “where’re my maracas?“…).
Scope out some of the shows from last tour, ( no refs – go listen! ), and this band played the music we adore with more adept skill, passion, and an impish willingness to go a wandering than the music has been played since on or about 1992, ( to me, GD shows from 1994 and 1995 are painfully un-listenable ).
This show lets the BAND, John, Jeff, Joe, Phil, & Bob really stretch out a lot more. Yay!! There are some genuinely tasty tasty jams in this jar of nummy bytes. We come for the jam. We have always come for the jam. We will always come for the jam.
“Mr. Weir’s Sing-Along-Songs?” Not so much.
And may we please shit-can the gawdawful “Fake Jerry” bullshit? John, quite frankly, is the best thing to happen to the music in moving on for 20 years. If we believe that the Grateful Dead was always supposed to be about more than the sum of it’s parts, the whole being a power greater than themselves, John’s presence in the band is proof of that tenet. John is the Real Deal, nothing “fake” about him.
Anyway. The chewy meaty stew in this show is delicious. Slippery yet statisfying.
Mmmm Mmmm Good!
April 14, 2012
just started listening to this show this am, and the first thing I noticed is hoow friggin crisp it is!!great job!!! I'm givin it 4 stars, well because ya can never hype em up too much.
April 13, 2012
Absolutley beautiful. This is what "it" is all about! The Good Lovin'-He's Gone-Cassidy was super smooth. H/S/Comes A Time/S/F is jaw dropping! Double encore was superb! Best way to spend my friday in the office!!!!!!
April 13, 2012
FOr some reason this wont stream in my I tunes. not sure if it's just my computer or if there is some kind of problem with the files